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Phase 4 of Kicking Horse Canyon highway work enters final fall push

September 19, 2023  By  Jack Burton

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GOLDEN, B.C. – Phase 4 of work to Highway 1 in British Columbia’s Kicking Horse Canyon is entering its final stages, with realignment and widening work taking place over two periods totalling 17 days, wrapping up in early October.

Two extended closure periods — Sept. 18 to 22 and Sept. 25 to Oct. 6 — have been set aside for work on a 4.8 kilometre stretch of the highway. The goal of the project is the addition of westbound lanes to make the current winding two-lane  highway into a safer and modern four-lane route.

During the two closure periods, traffic on Highway 1 between Golden and Castle Junctions will be routed via Highways 93 South and 95, with construction zones opened twice daily to limited local and commuter traffic holding prearranged permits.

The previous phase, completed in November 2022, included rock cuts and the addition of new eastbound lanes, bridges and viaduct structures.


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